Madam Zuraidah Abdullah, 54, the first woman to hold the rank of Senior Assistant Commissioner, received the Berita Harian (BH) Achiever of the Year award from guest of honour Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Furama RiverFront hotel last month.
The BH Achiever of the Year award honours Malay/Muslim community individuals for their achievements in their field.
Also honoured was silat world champion Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau'ddin, who was conferred the Young Achiever Award.
Only 18, he won gold medals in the Three Nations Championship last October, the 2016 National Pencak Silat Championship and the Asian Pencak Silat Championship this year. He was also a bronze medalist at last year's South-east Asian Games.
The winners were picked by four judges: BH editor Saat Abdul Rahman; former speaker of parliament Abdullah Tarmugi; and former winners Dr Abdul Razakjr Omat and Mr Suhaimi Rafdi. Other previous winners include MP Halimah Yacob, fashion designer Ashley Isham and master potter Iskandar Jalil.
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